News and Notices
Township of Severn cancels the Significant Weather Event
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 11:31 AM
Township of Severn has ended the Significant Weather Event declaration issued on December 25, 2022.
Municipalities may declare a Significant Weather Event under the Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways under Ontario Regulation 239/02 when a weather hazard, either forecasted or occurring, has the potential to pose a significant danger to users of the roadways in their jurisdiction. Weather hazards can include extreme snowfall, freezing rain, strong winds, blowing or...
Township of Severn declares a Significant Weather Event
Posted on Sunday, December 25, 2022 11:16 AM
In response to the current and forecasted weather which may place the public at risk, Severn has declared a Significant Weather Event as per Regulation 239/02 of the Municipal Act. During a Significant Weather Event, all roadways and sidewalks are considered to be in a "state of repair" and may be unsafe to use.
Township of Severn has declared a Significant Weather Event as the weather forecast and weather conditions include one or more of the following:
- significant snow accumulation during a 24...
Preparing for winter weather
Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2022 10:49 AM
Midhurst, December 22, 2022: Environment Canada has issued a Winter Storm Watch across most of southern Ontario, which indicates a major winter storm is expected to impact Simcoe County and beyond late this week and into the holiday weekend. Winter storms, blizzards, and ice storms can produce heavy snowfall, hazardous driving conditions and power outages. Given this, Emergency Management Simcoe County has several recommendations that residents can follow to stay safe during inclement winter...
Notice of snow removal operations in Washago and Coldwater
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 03:38 PM
What to expect during snow removal operations
Snow clearing (plowing and sanding) and snow removal (picking up snow and moving it away) are two very different services in Severn. In most cases, snow can be managed within the existing road allowance with snowbank heights not exceeding the height defined by our service level policy. After heavy or continued snowfalls, it sometimes becomes necessary to reduce snow banks in size when they begin to restrict sightlines, travel widths, and...
Uhthoff Trail open to snowmobile use as of December 19
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2022 04:27 PM
Uhthoff Trail now open for the snowmobile season
Updated December 22, 2022: Township of Severn opened the Uhthoff Trail gates on December 19 at the request of Sled Orillia (Orillia District Snowmobile Club). For specific trail availability details, always consult the OFSC Interactive Trail Guide (ITG) at www.ofsc.on.ca prior to accessing snowmobile trails.
Severn's Uhthoff Trail is a 30 kilometer multi-use recreational trail, open year-round that runs from downtown Orillia, through Coldwater...